I recently had a sort of mini discussion with Ray here on the RX1 part of the forum. He mentioned that sharpness or super accurate focus wasn't the be-all-end-all of photography. I guess I heard what he said but I didn't really HEAR it at the time. Well...fast forward a week: I had posted a good shot that i had missed focus on but posted it anyway with the disclaimer "I know I missed focus but I'm posting it anyway" and another forum friend/veteran said "spot on focus isn't the be-all-end-all of photography...it's the story you are telling that's important..." And then it sort of hit me...I "got" it. So with that in mind, I took some images at a BBQ. I tried to make sure that I was reasonably in focus and to get focus but I tried mostly to "get the moment" and let the rest be what it is. I have to tell you, Ray...my shots improved. Yes...I had mushy focus on some but overall, they were much improved and really gave some context and story to the images. For the first time, I didn't feel like cropping the crap out of them...I framed them better when taking them and so the background elements worked much better to enhance the moments. So...I just wanted to say thanks and I appreciate your wisdom. here are two shots that aren't necessarily art, but I wouldn't have gotten them without keeping your advice in mind.